Breakfast In Bed Recipes For A Special Weekend Surprise

If you're trying to think of one very special and thoughtful surprise you can do for a loved one in your life, we have the best suggestion ever. Consider preparing some yummy dishes and serving them breakfast in bed. Think of how sweet it would be for your special someone to wake up to an adorable tray, complete with tons of their favorite breakfast treats. Picture a picture-perfect mason jar of whipped Dalgona coffee, a scrumptious egg casserole, and delicious sides to make one spectacular breakfast spread. This is a great idea to put together for an Easter morning treat, birthday surprise, or simply a really adorable gesture, just because you want to make your person's weekend sparkle.

Decorate the tray in the most divine way you can imagine, perhaps complete with a small lit candle (battery-powered, if you're worried about fire safety), linen napkin, coordinating placemat, a fresh flower, and even a sweet handwritten notecard. We've prepared a list of suggested recipes to choose from that you can easily put together, so the rest will honestly be a piece of cake. And speaking of cake — we even included a coffee cake recipe that is moist, buttery goodness. You can't make a bad decision with any of the delights, because each one is as tasty as the next.

Your loving gesture is sure to be noticed, and who knows — maybe you will start a trend and be the next one to enjoy being served breakfast in bed on another weekend in the not-so-distant future.

Sip, sip hooray, because there's Dalgona coffee on the way

Let's face it: breakfast just isn't breakfast without a piping hot cup of aromatic coffee (or iced coffee, if that's more your jam). It's kind of a mandatory rule and morning ritual for many of us. If that's the case in your home, we have the best recipe for that delicious cup of yours. Here's a hint: It's actually been one of the hottest trends to take over your TikTok algorithm.

All you need to whip up our recipe for the now-famous Dalgona coffee is instant coffee, hot water, milk, and white sugar. That's it! This recipe calls for an electric whisk or hand foamer, but don't get too stressed over the sound of that. It will only take you about 11 minutes to prepare and it makes two cups, so you will be able to enjoy a cup all cozy in bed, too. Whip out those mason jars and pretty bamboo straws while you're at it. Then, sip, sip hooray, because there's Dalgona coffee on the way.

This coffee cake has a streusel topping that's heavenly

What's a special breakfast tray without some sort of morning treat? Our coffee cake recipe with a heavenly streusel topping is an absolutely perfect choice.

You can be ready to serve this sweet cake in just 45 minutes, and it can bake while you're putting the other dishes together. You will need a list of ingredients that you most likely already have in your kitchen, including brown sugar, white sugar, softened butter, eggs, sour cream, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ground cinnamon, hot water, milk, and powdered sugar. The great thing about preparing this coffee cake recipe is you will have plenty left over to enjoy during the week. Now that sounds like a win-win to us.

Copycat Pop-Tarts are treats that always say I love you

If you're looking for something a bit more fun, consider our copycat Pop-Tarts — complete with hot pink frosting and sprinkles — for a really unique and vibrant touch to your breakfast-in-bed surprise. They are a bit time-consuming, yes, but definitely worth the effort, so don't let that deter you. They take a little over one and a half hours to put together and 20 minutes to cook. Once you make them, though, they'll be so good, you'll be stuck making them forever — and that's certainly not a bad thing.

If you decide to go with this recipe, you will need flour, sugar, salt, cold milk, unsalted butter, egg yolk, cherry pie filling, vanilla extract, powdered sugar, and water. At every age, Pop-Tarts are sweet treats that say "I love you."

This asparagus gruyere tart is easy to put together for breakfast in bed

There aren't many vegetables that people enjoy eating for breakfast, but asparagus is a delicious exception. Our easy asparagus gruyere tarts are also incredibly tasty, and the recipe is easy to prepare in 45 minutes. For this fluffy pastry side, you will need asparagus, puff pastry, brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, whole grain Dijon mustard, olive oil, Gruyere cheese, kosher salt, black pepper, and olive oil.

Not only is this really good to eat, but it will add so much prettiness to your tray! Plus, who could pass on Gruyere cheese?

This is the best scrambled eggs recipe you've ever tried

You will be happy you chose scrambled eggs for your breakfast in bed project, because they are incredibly quick and easy to make. As a matter of fact, they should only take six minutes to prepare, and you will use eggs, half and half, black pepper, unsalted butter, and kosher salt. That's really all you'll need! Plus, our recipe is called "the best scrambled eggs recipe you've ever tried" for good reason — so don't skip out on this tasty dish.

You can dress up your plate with strawberries, a few grapes, orange slices, and even a sprig of parsley if you have some in the fridge or in your indoor herb garden. (Edible flowers for garnish are also welcome.) Different colors on a plate add a pleasing look and the overall presentation gives a real wow factor, so don't be afraid to go all out and be creative with some simple touches that you already have on hand.

An all-time favorite breakfast in bed treat is quiche Lorraine

An all-time favorite for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, is quiche Lorraine. You can whip it up in one and a half hours, and even prepare it the day before your breakfast surprise. If you decide to make this dish, you will need a pie crust, Gruyere cheese, bacon, whole milk, sour cream, heavy cream, eggs, nutmeg, cayenne, salt, and white pepper. Quiche is an easy hit with many eaters, is filling and full of flavor, and is simply one of the best things to have in the fridge for leftovers and quick meals. You'll thank us later for suggesting that you make it.

This three-ingredient chia seed pudding is sure to become a morning staple

Not only is this three-ingredient chia seed pudding recipe undeniably delicious, but it's healthy, too! If your loved one is a health nut or on a health kick, this should definitely be on your menu for breakfast in bed. It's also something you can make very easily and quickly, as it takes just 11 minutes to prepare. What's better than that?

The only ingredients you will need for this recipe are chia seeds, honey, and milk. We're not joking — that's it. Once you learn how to make our chia seed pudding recipe, it is sure to be a morning staple at your house.

You can be really creative with how you serve this, since your breakfast tray is a special treat. Pull out some pretty bowls, mason jars, or even a couple of old-fashioned champagne glasses for this recipe, and serve it up with style.

This healthy egg casserole is packed with color

Our healthy egg casserole recipe is a really fun meal to make. You can switch it up each time you prepare it using different vegetables. This particular one calls for eggs, milk, tomatoes, onion, chopped chives, spinach, cherry tomatoes, feta, olive oil, salt, and pepper. You can be creative and switch out the spinach for asparagus, broccoli, or peppers the next time you make this dish, and it's safe to say you will never tire of this breakfast staple.

This dish only takes 10 minutes to put together and bakes for 45 minutes, so you've got plenty of time to arrange that breakfast tray just so. It's a great choice for your breakfast in bed surprise, since you can get everything else together while this is in the oven.